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From: The Quineys <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] CORKs of Colne and Burnley
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 15:42:03 +0000
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Interesting thought, Peter
It would be great if there was a definite link :-)
I'll let you know if I find any concrete either way
PETER SLEIGH wrote:
> I am speculating that hairdressers in the 18th century probably made
> their own combs probably from cattle horns. Reeds were essentially
> combs and likely to have been made in a similar way. A connection
> between a reedmaker and a hairdresser is quite likely. The WHITEHEAD
> family of reedmakers in Bury had relatives who were hairdressers! Just
> a thought!
> Peter Sleigh
> On 7 March 2010 20:44, The Quineys <> wrote:
>> Evening, Linda
>> The father's occupation on Jonathan's baptism in 1801 was hairdresser.
>> Unfortunately, our John was married by 1841 so wasn't with either
>> parents :-(
>> I did think of checking our John's marriage entry but that wouldn't have
>> father's occupations as it was before 1837 :-( again
>> Thanks for the ideas though. I feel so out of practise not having
>> looked at my notes for almost a year
>> Linda wrote:
>>> Did you compare the father's occupation on the parish record with what
>>> is on the census? That would be a start. Before civil registration,
>>> it's hard to be absolutely sure.
>>> Did you look for a baptism for the other children to see if they have
>>> the same parents?
>>> Follow his wife and children after his death to see if they lead to any
>>> current family.
>>> Good luck,